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  • Why Google became a Carrier Humping, Net-neutrality surrender monkey

    http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/...r-monkey/all/1
    Fascinating read.

    Its really sad, Google talked the talk until they got into the #1 position, now all we're starting to see is a bunch of carrier crippled, bloat-ware riddled, custom UI crap devices....not to mention Motorola's switch to locked boot loaders (and who knows who else is going to follow down that path, destroying the Rom cooking scene).

    Fortunately Samsung and HTC seem pretty committed to making easily rooted/ROM'd devices...as neither carrier has done much to patch root exploits or prevent ROM's from working.

    Wonder how much longer that will be the case.

    If I wasn't able to root my phone, I'd be extremely pissed at all the crapware that carriers are starting to load onto stuff....


    It brings up a good point....Google should have made a Cricket compatible Nexus One and really practiced what it preached.

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    Re: Why Google became a Carrier Humping, Net-neutrality surrender monkey

    Does the 2.2 Froyo lock out rooting the Moto Droid? I just got my droid last week because they were giving them away, it still has 2.1 on it. I don't know if rooting would be good if they are going to upgrade the system and then lock it out.

    You had said that rooting was pretty easy now, I just don't know where to start.


    Edit: And to get back on topic, I am kind of disappointed in Google right now. They are going to become a giant in the media, tech, and net industry. A super monopoly.

    This part of the article just shows they are slipping down the path.

    But Google doesn’t care. By surrendering — and by surrendering, I mean, giving up the fight it claimed to be waging on your behalf for open wireless networks — it wins billions of dollars in online, mobile ad revenues.

    As a result, openness in the mobile market is no longer in Google’s best interest.

    Google likes to take jabs at Apple’s closed iPhone system, as Google exec Vic Gundotra did at Google’s I/O developer conference this spring. But that’s just a rhetorical sideshow.

    Mobile openness is the tool of the outsider, not the incumbent. Google is now registering some 200,000 Android handsets every day. Phone-to-phone, Android is now outselling the iPhone. Google doesn’t need openness anymore.



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    • #3
      Re: Why Google became a Carrier Humping, Net-neutrality surrender monkey

      [quote author=Jhawk2001 link=topic=327.msg2856#msg2856 date=1281558649]
      Does the 2.2 Froyo lock out rooting the Moto Droid? I just got my droid last week because they were giving them away, it still has 2.1 on it. I don't know if rooting would be good if they are going to upgrade the system and then lock it out.

      You had said that rooting was pretty easy now, I just don't know where to start.


      Edit: And to get back on topic, I am kind of disappointed in Google right now. They are going to become a giant in the media, tech, and net industry. A super monopoly.

      This part of the article just shows they are slipping down the path.

      But Google doesn’t care. By surrendering — and by surrendering, I mean, giving up the fight it claimed to be waging on your behalf for open wireless networks — it wins billions of dollars in online, mobile ad revenues.

      As a result, openness in the mobile market is no longer in Google’s best interest.

      Google likes to take jabs at Apple’s closed iPhone system, as Google exec Vic Gundotra did at Google’s I/O developer conference this spring. But that’s just a rhetorical sideshow.

      Mobile openness is the tool of the outsider, not the incumbent. Google is now registering some 200,000 Android handsets every day. Phone-to-phone, Android is now outselling the iPhone. Google doesn’t need openness anymore.




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      follow droid-life.com

      they have several stories for the 1 click Droid rooting application lately

      it's as easy as 1 click on an installed file now

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      • #4
        Re: Why Google became a Carrier Humping, Net-neutrality surrender monkey

        I don't understand anything in this thread.

        :mexican

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